High Performance Driving School – May 20-21, 2011

The first ASCC High Performance Driving School of 2011 will be held during the long weekend on May 20th and 21st, 2011. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn some of the more advanced techniques and track safety to qualify for a Lapping card or SoloSprint license for the 2011 season. Remember that you REQUIRE one of these licenses to drive at AMP outside of school or Slalom events! The High Performance Driving School will take place starting with a evening classsroom session on Friday May 20th followed by an all day track session at Atlantic Motorsport Park on Saturday May 21st. Entry fee is $200.00 which includes the Lapping card and/or Solosprint license for students who successfully complete the school. This course consists of a classroom session instructing students on the theory and physics of high performance driving as well as track safety and the following day consists entirely of on-track activities with small groups of students paired to experienced instructors.

For details and online registration, click ‘Continue Reading’ below!

The HPDS Students are required to bring the following:

– A safe street vehicle. If your vehicle can pass MVI its probably fine for the on-track sessions. Vehicles will be inspected for suitability (Brakes, Tires, etc) prior to the session. Convertible vehicles are NOT permitted without adequate rollover protection, most factory rollover protection is not enough so please check with the organizers. Please contact the organizers with questions regarding vehicle suitability. Students will be asked to complete a self-inspection checklist provided prior to the course.

– A Snell 2000M or newer ‘M’ rated helmet is acceptable, provided the car is not equipped with a roll cage or racing slicks. Cars with cages and/or slicks will require a Snell ‘SA’ rated helmet. Helmets meeting the following FIA standards are also approved.

  • FIA 8860-2004
  • Snell 2000 SA / 2005 SA / 2010 SA
  • SFI Foundation 31.1A or 31.2A
  • British Standards Institution BS 6658-85 type A/FR

If you do not have access to a helmet please contact the organizers as loaner helmets may be arranged with advance notice.

Friday May 20, 2011

Location: SureShot Dispensing
100 Dispensing Way
Lower Sackville, NS

Time: 6:30pm Please arrive on time. Doors will not open until 6:30pm
and will not stay open long. If you cannot arrive on time please notify
the organizer, hpds@ascc.ca

Saturday May 21, 2011

Location: AMP (Atlantic Motorsports Park)


7:30am Gate will open. Students expected to arrive between 7:30am and 8:15am.
8:30am Drivers Meeting
8:45am Track Walk Begins
9:45am Drivers Meeting to assign Run Groups and pair up with Instructors
10:00am Group 1 on Track
10:30am Group 2 on Track
11:00am Group 1 on Track
11:30am Group 2 on Track
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Group 1 on Track
1:30pm Group 2 on Track
2:00pm Group 1 on Track
2:30pm Group 2 on Track
3:00pm Group 1 on Track
3:30pm Group 2 on Track
4:00pm Group 1 on Track
4:30pm Group 2 on Track

Schedule subject to change at organizers discretion.

Below are the forums and rules you need to read, understand and fill out for this school:

SoloSport Self Tech Form must be filled out and completed.


ARMS Membership Application +$30


License Application Form (to be filled out by you and your instructor at the end of the school)


ASN Canada FIA SoloSprint Regulations


ASN Canada FIA Lapping Regulations


ARMS Lapping Regulations


Information regarding rollover bars (please inform us if you plan to use a convertible for the school, most convertibles do not meet our safety requirements)


A helmet for the school is required. If you do not have an acceptable helmet please inform us ASAP.

A Snell 2000M (expiry date: December 31, 2011) or 2005M rated helmet is also acceptable for use in all classes except Modified and provided the car is not equipped with a roll cage.

For the school a fire extinguisher is not required.

Any questions please email hpds (at) ascc.ca

Completion of this High Performance Driving School qualifies participants for an ARMS Lapping and SoloSprint license allowing you access to the many lapping and solo competition sessions at Atlantic Motorsport Park throughout the year. The cost of this license is included in your school entry.

Note: Preferential placement will be given to students interested in obtaining their SoloSprint qualifications for the purposes of running the 2011 ARMS SoloSprint series held at AMP! Students interested only in obtaining the qualifications to attend lapping sessions may be asked to complete an AFRA Lapping School, held at another date.

Click here to register for the 2011 Spring HPDS with PAYMENT IN FULL ($200)

Click here to register for the 2011 Spring HPDS with DEPOSIT ONLY ($50)


To register for the schools please email the following information to the appropriate address:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email address for contact
  • Make/Model/Year of vehicle and significant modifications if applicable
  • Is your car a convertible (Yes / No)
  • Previous motorsports/driving school experience with summary details (e.g. BMW school, previous HPDS, x years of AutoSlalom)
  • For the HPDS please indicate if you intend to compete in SoloSprint for 2011

A $50.00 deposit is required to reserve your entry. Cheques payable to ASCC can be mailed to ASCC, Box 31120, Halifax NS, B3K 5Y1, ATT Debbie Miller. Deposits or full payments can also be made via PayPal to paypal@ascc.ca a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to the event (May 13th for the High Performance School) Deposits or payments after those dates may not guarantee a position! Refunds of deposits will not be issued after these dates.

Participation in any ARMS School requires membership in an ARMS-sanctioned club. Please make arrangements in advance to secure your memberships or memberships can be secured on-site. Yearly membership to ASCC is $30 and can be purchased at the school or via the Online Membership Registration.

All Schools are first come – first served! Reserve your spot today!

2011 Spring High Performance Driving School

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2 thoughts on “2011 Spring High Performance Driving School

    1. I just asked the organizers to put together a schedule and locations addendum and to make sure everyone is notified. Friday the 20th is actually a classroom session, not at AMP itself. The final information will be updates/sent out shortly.

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